University challenge

PUBLISHED : Monday, 04 August, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 04 August, 2008, 12:00am

Different universities offer students a different range of degree courses.

However, with only about 14,000 places on offer, it's not easy for a Form Seven student to get accepted on a course.

I didn't understand the difficulties until I became a Form Seven student.

Just because we know what we want to study doesn't mean we'll get our choice.

Attending university open days gives us a clearer idea of what to expect, but there's still a lot of work to do.

We have to work very hard if we really want to get a place.

Shinebe Wong Chun, STFA Tam Pak Yu College

From the Editor

Thank you Shinebe for your letter. It is always disappointing when things don't pan out the way we hope. But, we should always bear in mind there are usually alternative ways to achieve goals.

Students who are unable to study what they wish here might like to look at overseas opportunities, or take extra courses to meet university requirements.

There are also alternatives to a first career choice. The best thing to do is to make a plan B.

Plan A is the plan you make where everything falls into place. Plan B is the one you make for when things go wrong. It's always best to have an option in your pocket - just in case.

Susan, Editor


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